We use a wide array of restorations to help address issues with a tooth’s appearance and function. In today’s blog, we would like to focus specifically on dental crowns. We can use these lifelike and durable restorations to help patients in Urbandale, IA enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Question: What issues can they address?
Answer: When placed, they cover the entirety of a tooth’s visible portion. As a result, we can use them to address decay and infection, as well as chipped, broken, fractured, or even worn-down teeth. We can also place them to close gaps between teeth, hold a dental bridge in place, and even provide a restoration for a single tooth dental implant.
Question: How do you create one?
Answer: We can use E4D technology to create and place them in a single visit! We prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of structure. We then take detailed digital impressions. We use the impressions and images gathered to design a 3D model, which is sent to a E4D machine. Using CAD/CAM technology, the machine will mill a crown from a solid block of ceramic.
Question: What makes them so natural looking?
Answer: We use ceramic not just for the materials strength and durability, but also its lifelike appearance. Ceramic can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. The material also mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel.
Question: How do I make them last?
Answer: You make them last through routine homecare. In addition to seeing us every six months for checkup an cleanings, you also need to floss every night and brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session. Doing so helps limit plaque buildup and prevent problems that would threaten your new dental crown. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!
Would You Like to Learn More?
Dr. Lawson and our team can provide a natural looking solution to damaged or decayed teeth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.